POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an alleged robbery in Durham.

The incident happened on Friday, April 7 between 3.20pm and 3.25pm at Eurochange, at the entrance to the Prince Bishops shopping centre.

A man wearing a black hooded top and a black Gore-Tex style jacket entered the store and made threats to the female cashier.

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Police say these were serious enough to force her to hand over a four-figure sum of cash, which the suspect then left with.

The suspect is white, thought to be in his 40’s and was of average height and build.

Det Con Alan Meehan, from Durham city CID said; “The incident was recorded on the in-store security cameras and our enquiries are now at a stage where we are able to issue these pictures of the man we want to identify. If anyone recognises him I would urge them to contact the police, or the independent charity Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.